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Stacey Dash Lands Deal With Regnery Publishing

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Actress Stacey Dash (pictured, via) has signed a book deal with Regnery Publishing. Foundry Literary + Media agent Chris Park negotiated the terms of the contract on Dash’s behalf. According to the press release, the idea for this project...Show More Summary

“Queries are unacceptable”

Recommended Reading: Willy Blackmore talking to Matthew J.X. Malady about the time he tried to be a literary agent.

Literary Agent Sound Off: Query Letter Basics

"Queries are business letters. Agenting is business. Publishing is business. I try to be nice and friendly and funny and all, but the bottom line is that I expect those with whom I work to be professional and take what they’re doing seriously." —Linda Epstein (Jennifer De Chiara Literary)

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Leuck of Spencerhill Associates

Amanda is seeking: strong, character-driven stories, written with an unforgettable voice. She’s looking for literary and commercial YA, new adult fiction, urban fantasy, and romance in all genres, including edgy romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal with a fresh twist.

A Man of Few Words

Last year I wrote a 360-page book that attracted the attention of one of the world's most celebrated literary agents. He was so moved by my writing that he immediately took me on as a client and, one week later, sold my book to one of New York's leading publishing houses. Show More Summary

The Time I Tried to Be a Literary Agent

People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, writer and TakePart Food Editor Willy Blackmore tells us more about what it’s like to sort of, but not really, work as a literary agent. omg I tried to be a literary agent once and people […]

Mickey Choate

I was traveling when the news arrived. Mickey Choate, my literary agent, had died suddenly. As his wife, Laurel, later explained to me, this long-time runner and life-long non-smoker had been diagnosed with lung cancer. The disease was brutal and quick. He was 52. Along with Laurel, he’s mourned by his children, family, friends, colleagues […]

Successfully Publishing Your First Novel in the 21st Century – Webinar with Carly Watters

It has never been more difficult to get traditionally published and make your writing stand out than right now. Literary agent Carly Watters has years of experience launching debut authors. In this live 90-minute webinar — titled “Successfully...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Victoria Selvaggio of Jennifer De Chiara Literary

She is seeking: "I am currently looking for all genres (lyrical picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, new adult, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, paranormal, fantasy, narrative nonfiction, adult fiction), but find I’m drawn to middle grade and young adult. Show More Summary

Why Hasn’t Christie Written a Book Yet?

A top New York literary agent with knowledge of Gov. Chris Christie’s plans “says the problem is money – specifically, who’d get the proceeds from the sale of any book aimed at positioning Christie for a 2016 run,” the Newark [...] The post Why Hasn’t Christie Written a Book Yet? appeared first on Political Wire.

Working With A Literary Agent: Who’s At The Wheel?

2 weeks agoHumor : Thought Catalog

Keeping things on course may be a job for both author and agent, especially in the media-heavy setting of today's business. Agent Kristin Nelson and author-producer Dave Morris are thinking about the relationship.

New Literary Agent Alert: Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency

Heather is seeking: authors who write children's, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as select new adult fiction, and pop-culture or humorous nonfiction. More specific info about her likes and dislikes after the jump.

New Literary Agent Alert: Sarah Nagel of Writers House

She is seeking: Sarah is looking for psychological thrillers (those that mess with your head rather than high speed cross-country chases), horror, mystery, suspense, literary fiction, young adult, and middle grade fiction. More information after the jump.

Agent Carter Recap: “The Blitzkrieg Button”

last monthHumor : Geekosystem

This week on Agent Carter, it’s not extortion, it’s a shakedown! I don’t want to get too Freshman Literary Workshop about it, but “The Blitzkrieg Button” is all about unexpected switcheroos, which makes that little joke from the opening scene particularly apt.

Bill Clegg’s Debut Novel Is ‘Did You Ever Have a Family’

Bill Clegg, the literary agent, faced a different pressure when seeking a publisher for his debut work of fiction.

New Literary Agent Alert: Lane Heymont of The Seymour Agency

He is seeking: science fiction and fantasy (exceptional world building is a must), and nonfiction (the inspiring, intriguing, mysterious, and scientific). More information about Lane and submission instructions are available after the break.

What it's like to be Kate McKean, the Internet's literary agent

Kate McKean turned blogs into a publishing powerhouse. So what's next?

Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction — Jan. 22 Webinar (With Critique) by Agent Jennifer Laughran

In this live webinar, "Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction," instructor and literary agent Jennifer Laughran (of Andrea Brown Literary) will talk about what's happening in the exciting Middle Grade market, as well as examine some recently published titles to see what they got right. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Caitie Flum of Liza Dawson Associates

Caitie is seeking: Commercial and upmarket fiction with great characters and superb writing, especially historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers of all kinds, magical realism, and book club fiction; historical fiction with unusual perspectives...Show More Summary

Successful Queries: Agent Suzie Townsend and “A Death-Struck Year”

This series is called “Successful Queries” and I’m posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. The 71st installment in this series is with agent Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary) for Makiia Lucier's historical young adult debut, A DEATH-STRUCK YEAR (HMH Books for Young Readers, March 2014).

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